Famous for the multicultural, friendly and open atmosphere, many international students come to study abroad in Darwin. Here, you can enrol in a top university, centred on intensive research and having as main priority to become a leading educational institution, delivering high standard and efficient academic training. Stated as one of Australia's most modern capitals, Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory, located on the Timor Sea.
Darwin has one of the most thriving economies of the Northern Territory in Australia and the city is continually developing. The main industries supporting the local economy in Darwin are: mining, tourism, energy, retail, construction.
These are among the biggest companies located in Darwin: Abbott Financial Services, Broadspectrum, Adecco, HAYS, Anz Bank, Woolworths, Compass Group, HealthcareLink, Serco Group, Veolia, Sabmiller.
As an international student, you will find several internship openings available, especially in companies dealing with engineering, accounting and health.
Darwin is a beautiful picturesque city, where you can admire one of the most wonderful sunsets in the world, practice water sports and enjoy a pleasant atmosphere in countless cafés and bars.
Major attractions in Darwin are:
Go to The Darwin Theatre or The Darwin Entertainment Centre, the city's main concert venue, hosting theatre and musical performances.
Bathe and get a tan at the Casuarina Beach or the well renowned Mindil Beach, a place where after the sunset you can check out a market featuring food, souvenirs, clothes and sometimes performances of local artists. Other great natural spots where you can relax are: The George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, East Point Reserve, Casuarina Coastal Reserve.
In Darwin, you can enjoy a nice evening out in numerous bars, pubs, clubs or cafés.
Attend a local event or festival, among the most popular ones are: Territory Day, Chinese New Year, the Darwin Festival, the Darwin beer-can regatta, the World Solar Challenge, a race that attracts teams from all over the world.
Darwin allows you an easy access to the Kakadu National Park, and to northerly islands such as Groote Eylandt and the Tiwi Islands, the latter is famous for Aboriginal culture and art.
Darwin is home to many minorities, such as: British, Irish, Scottish, Chinese, Greek, and Italian. Darwin's population is quite unique for the highest number of Indigenous Australians of any Australian capital city.
In terms of international business, as major projects in oil, gas and construction have been made, Darwin has become an interesting hub for industry and business, especially regarding trade, communications, transport and logistics networks.
Darwin has a warm to hot weather throughout the whole year. However, it has a wet and a dry season; the dry season lasts from about May to September, during which almost every day is sunny. The coolest months are June and July, with daily minimum temperatures of 14 °C (57 °F). The majority of rainfall occurs between December and March (the southern hemisphere summer) and the hottest month is November, with around 33 °C (92 °F).